Hepatitis C is caused by the Hepatitis C virus (HCV). It usually spreads through contact with infected blood. It can also spread through sex with an infected person and from mother to baby during childbirth.

Most people who are infected with Hepatitis C have no symptoms for years. If you do get symptoms, you may feel as if you have the flu. You may also have jaundice, a yellowing of skin and eyes, dark-colored urine and pale bowel movements. 

it is important that all persons 18 and older get tested. Please speak to your doctor about getting tested.  You can also visit www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hcv/Management.htm for additional information or call member services to get connected with a doctor for testing.